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Allen Street KinderCare

Ms. Samantha Hiltz, Center Director

4981 Metzler Way Castle Rock CO 80108
(720) 733-1178 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
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Special Instructions:
On Allen Street, next to Red Robin

Neighborhood:
Castle Rock

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Castle Rock, Rock Ridge, Sage Canyon, Flagstone, Soaring Hawk, Clear Sky

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Welcome

Our experts designed our classrooms — and every activity and lesson — to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery. We take great pride in the family environment that you will feel at our center. We know you trust us to take great care of your child/children both developmentally and emotionally and we take great pride in doing just that. Your child will not only have a safe, secure, and stimulating environment to learn in, but they will have support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning!

Ms. Samantha Hiltz, Center Director

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Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

Cooking

The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.

Music

Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.

Phonics & Reading Adventures

Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.

Happy Feet Soccer and Karate

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

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      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

  2. Thursday November 24, 2016
    1. Thanksgiving Break - Center Closed

      Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.

Teachers & Staff

KinderCare teachers are passionate about your child's happiness and growth and provide a safe, nurturing environment that cultivates self-esteem. This is more than a job for our teachers. It’s an opportunity for them to share their passion for life while they inspire, engage, and awaken the wonder inside each and every child. KinderCare devotes more time and resources to teacher training than any other childcare provider. Twice a year we host the largest early childhood teacher training program in the country. Our teachers are dedicated to developing your child's potential and are sensitive to your child's individual needs. Our low teacher-to-student ratios allow teachers to focus on the individual learning styles and needs of each child in our center.

  • Ms. Samantha Hiltz

    Ms. Samantha Hiltz, Center Director

    I love coming to work and seeing the smiles on the children's faces. It makes me smile to know that I am making a difference in the lives of children and families.

    Ms. Dana started her early childhood career with KinderCare in 1992. She began as a teacher and worked her way up to Director.  She was born and raised in Missouri and moved to Colorado in 1998.  Ms. Dana loves the outdoors, the mountains, and the lakes.  She has an amazing daughter and family.  They enjoy snow skiing in the winter and paddle boarding in the summer.  Ms. Dana's favorite time with the love of her life is date time on the Harley.  She loves football Sundays, Go Broncos!  And baseball season, Go Royals!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Dana was previously a Preschool Teacher, Curriculum Specialist and Assistant Director.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
    Year Started:
    3/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Child and Family Development, Colorado Director Certificate
  • Samantha Hiltz

    Samantha Hiltz, Assistant Director

    I love being able to watch the children learn. Their smiling faces make me look forward to work everyday.

    Ms. Samantha is originally from Toledo, Ohio but moved to Castle Rock, CO in 2005 and couldn't be happier.  She feels so blessed to be the mommy of an amazing 5 year old little boy.  She says he has taught her to enjoy life and what true love really means!  Ms. Samantha takes pride in her position as an Assistant Director and genuinely cares about each family in her center.  She brings a wealth of information to the classroom and is continuing her education in the field of early childhood.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms.Samantha has experience as an assistant teacher, toddler and discovery preschool teacher at KinderCare. Teacher for two year olds at another childcare center.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Harold's Purple Crayon
    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Colorado Large Center Directors License
  • Ms. Debbie

    Ms. Debbie, PreK 4B and Schoolage

    I love to see children excited when they learn something new!

    Ms. Debbie has been working with children for twenty years.  She is married with three children, ages 18, 16, and 14. Working with children is one of the many joys in Ms. Debbie's life.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Debbie was an Assistant Teacher from 1990-1994. She was a Home Daycare Provided from 1998-2008 when she joined the KinderCare family as a Group Lead.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch
    Year Started:
    5/19/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
    Education:
    Associates in Art, Group Lead since 2008
  • Ms. Julia

    Ms. Julia, Infants

    I love to incorporate cultural diversity into my classroom, and enjoy being part of the children's developmental milestones.

    Born and raised in Germany, and later in Indonesia, Ms. Julia was fascinated to travel and work with children from diverse cultures.  However, not until becoming a mother of two wonderful children, did she fully immerse herself into the field of Early Childhood Education.  Having her own children made her realize that she wanted to become more involved in their education, continue her love for learning, and decided to pursue a career in early childhood education.

    Previous Experience:
    Elementary Teacher Assistant in Tanzania, Africa and assistant toddler teacher in Colorado.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Harry Potter
    Year Started:
    4/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    Education:
    B.B.A. (Marketing and Int. Hospitality) Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, continuing education towards ECE Director qualification
  • Ms. Genica

    Ms. Genica, PreKindergarten

    I can accept failure, everyone fails at something, but I can't accept not trying.

    Ms. Genica  is 27 years old and is originally from California before moving here to Colorado.  She has been teaching in a preschool a little over two years.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Genica previously spent three years teaching in a classroom.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree
    Year Started:
    9/17/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    less than one year
    Education:
    BA in Early Childhood and Family Society
  • Ms. Karli

    Ms. Karli, Kitchen Staff

    Once in awhile someone amazing comes along...and here I am."  Tigger

    Ms. Karli has been working in childcare for about eight years.  She loves kids and animals.  Ms. Karli has had an array of pets ranging from raising pigs on a farm to having turtles and salamanders.  She has a love for the ocean even though she has never seen it.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Karli previously worked at KinderCare from 2008-2010 and was a nanny from 2011-2014.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Owen and Charlotte's Web
    Year Started:
    6/18/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Education:
    Cosmotology Degree
  • Ms. Kelley

    Ms. Kelley, Discovery Preschool - Twos

    Treat people adult or child with kindness and respect and hopefully they will do the same.

    Ms. Kelley is married with two children, a daughter, 14 and a son, 12 years old.  She has been teaching early childhood education for the last ten years.  Ms. Kelley loves watching the children grow and learn.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kelley previously worked in business and accounting.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Click, Clack, Moo, Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
    Year Started:
    1/7/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Associates of Applied Science, ECE 103, and ECE 111
  • Ms. Cassie

    Ms. Cassie, Center Support Staff

    A smile is worth a thousand words.

    Ms. Cassie has worked in childcare for eight years.  She has a 10 month old little boy.  She loves to spend time with her family.  Ms. Cassie enjoys the outdoors and going for runs.  She has two dogs and a cat.  Ms. Cassie loves working with children.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Cassie previously worked at another childcare center.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Anything by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    7/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education 111
  • Ms. Jenny

    Ms. Jenny, Infants and Support Staff

    Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.  Psalms 107.1

    Ms. Jenny is married and has two beautiful daughters and two amazing grandchildren.  She loves to spend time with them doing outdoor activities, cooking, and watching movies.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jenny previously worked for other childcare centers and volunteer at church for the childcare ministry.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Goodnight Moon
    Year Started:
    4/28/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Education:
    EQIT training, Foundations of Child Development continued education in Early Childhood
  • Ms. Emily

    Ms. Emily, Toddlers

    Be the change you wish to see in the world.

    Ms. Emily has been working with kids since she was 13 years old, mostly babysitting and nanny jobs.  She just recently branched out into working towards a career in childcare. Ms. Emily feels like she is fun to be around and enjoys teaching kids.  She says there is no greater joy than seeing them grow because of something you did.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Emily previously has worked as a Nanny.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
    Year Started:
    10/5/2015
    Education:
    High School Graduate
  • Ms. Lindsay

    Ms. Lindsay, Preschool

    Teachers who love teaching teach children to love learning

    Ms. Lindsay has always had a passion for working with children and has been around them her whole life.  She just moved back to Colorado last year after having her son Mason and she is anxious to get married this June.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Lindsay previously worked in a preschool for five years and was a nannny for a couple of families.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Cranky Bear
    Year Started:
    2/8/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Education:
    Associate degree

September 2016 Events

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  1. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social.  Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season!  Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers.  Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms.  This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social!  See you there!

About Our Center

Where to send your child for their early education is one of the biggest decisions a parent makes.  We are dedicated to providing a warm and welcoming environment where you can feel great knowing your child is learning, growing, and being nurtured by the best teachers and early childhood experts.  School-readiness studies have shown that a higher percentage of children learning from our curriculum tested ready for kindergarten compared to other children.  Here at Castle Rock KinderCare, our door is always open to families.  Together we will partner with you to nurture your child's love of learning.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

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Memorial Day
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Health and Safety

At KinderCare Learning Centers, your child's safety is one of our top priorities. Not only are all of our outside perimeter doors locked to ensure safety and security, but all of our playgrounds are fenced with locked gates as well. In addition the door to the classrooms has a coded entry where only authorized family members will have a code to enter. Otherwise a door bell is available to visitors who will be greeted by a Center staff member. We practice with the children monthly fire and safety drills. Once a month we also have a nurse consultant that is appointed by the state to make sure everyone is staying happy and healthy!

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

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If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

I am SO happy with your center! I truly am. Everyone is just fabulous! Christian has been having SO much FUN there! He's made many friends, and I know that he is in great care! Ms. Torrey is very patient and caring, and such a great teacher! I really like how she lets kids be kids. She is super approachable, and I like that as well.

I also want to let you know that I think Ms. Karli is also awesome! I love how she takes such good care, making sure that Christian has food that he will eat. I can't tell you how much I appreciate that! She is also very friendly and approachable.

Everyone at your center is absolutely amazing! I cannot give your center and staff enough accolades that it deserves! Dana and Same are always so wonderful and welcoming, and I just want you to know that I truly appreciate it!

Thank you to you and your staff, for making KinderCare such a warm, inviting, and fun center to go to! I love how you let kids be kids!

- Mother

I want to pass along how wonderful KinderCare has been! Dana and Samantha have been just wonderful to work with because they are always available and accommodating while willing to go the extra mile in so many ways! Since Dana has been at the center, she has worked particularly hard at creating a family atmosphere among those of us that are there. They both truly do a fabulous job and seem very willing to do whatever is necessary to help parents, children and their team of teachers. I feel blessed to have them as Directors. The teachers are the best, as well! From the very beginning we have had so many great experiences with each one that has cared for our children. Each one of them is welcoming, caring and professional. It really shows every day that they love what they do and they love the kids they care for at the center.

- Mother

I wanted to let you know how happy we are with this KinderCare location. I was extremely nervous about leaving our three-month-old at a daycare facility. The biggest expectation I had was for our child to feel loved and happy during the hours he is under someone else's care. We are, and have been, impressed at the friendliness of all the staff we come in contact with, the interest that is taken with not only our son but with all the children, the cleanliness of this center, the time given to listen to or to share in new information about our son, and we are especially thankful to see the joy on our son's face as he is now learning to walk around the classroom! Thanks to your staff for being so up beat and for being our son's biggest cheer leaders! We have peace of mind every day while our son is in your care. Thank you!

- Mother

Over the past five years we have had two children in KinderCare. When selecting a daycare provider for our children, we were very aware that we weren't just choosing a place where our children would be safe, but that we were choosing people who would help us nurture and shape our children into the people they are going to become. Our oldest son is now thriving academically and having a very positive and successful experience in school. We know this is in part because of the social and academic preparation he received at KinderCare. Our two year old is thriving under the care of the amazing staff. It is abundantly clear just from walking through the school that the children are the priority. We feel confident in the foundation our children are receiving at KinderCare, and highly recommend this KinderCare center to anyone and everyone we talk to about childcare. Thank you!

- Mother
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